This directory is from one of our older books so it combines Napa and Sonoma in one list, helpful for the visitor because they often don't know quite where the winery is. We have not kept the tasting fees up to date, so don't be surprised if they are higher. For up to date, expanded info purchase the most recent editions of our books or our Smart Phone Apps.
When we redesigned our website we decided to use the directory as a way to organize our videos so this is where you will find the links to the videos that are used in the apps.
Key to the Tasting Fees: $ Free to Modest, $0-$5.$$ Average, $10-$15. $$$ Serious, $20-$30.$$$$ Very Serious, over $30-$50.$$$$$ Pricey, usually including a tour & food pairing or seminar, over $50 and up. Prices normally reflect the cost of the bottles of wine being opened and poured during the tasting. CWP – Complimentary With Purchase,PIE – Purchase Is Expected, at very small wineries in lieu of a tasting fee. This PIE designation is our opinion, not the wineries. Appointment Instant - Regulations require an appointment, but they are often open to you dropping in and setting up the appointment right then and there. TF - Tasting Fee,Hrs - Hours,TR - Tasting Room, as compared to a winery site. Wine Name Abbreviations: Cabernet Sauvignon-Cab SauvChardonnay-ChardSauvignon Blanc=Sauv BlancCabernet Franc=Cab FrancZinfandel=Zin Bordeaux Varietals = Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petite Verdot Burgundy Varietals = Chardonnary, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Semillon Rhone Varietals = Petite Syrah, Viognier, Grenache, Carignane, Mouvedre, Cinsault Italian Varietals = Sangiovese, Barbera, Pinot Grigio, Nebbiolo, Moscato German Varietals = Gewurztraminer, Riesling
All Directory Materials are excerpted from the book: Amicis Winery Guides: Dream Tours of Napa & Sonoma. They cannot be reproduced without express permission. Be aware, wineries change their information and the data here is as up to date as possible, but we do not guarentee its accuracy.
To book a Napa wine tour or Sonoma wine tour or ask simply questions CallLahni @ 707-235-2648 or use this form. We respond quickly. Rates: $65 to $75 per hour for car & driver + fuel charge, depending on starting point and number of days. No hidden fees.
Note: Most companies quote a base rate and then add hidden fees after you've been drinking all day. Good for billing, not for you. Our prices are up front and honest. Licensed by the California PUC TCP 23123, Commercially Insured.
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